Ida Jane Henderson1,2

#156, (1891 - 1960)
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Charles Bonnycastle (1796-1840)


William Robinson Bonnycastle (1874 - 1951)

Life Events

BirthIda Jane Henderson was born on 25 Nov 1891 in Quebec, Canada.3
1901 CensusIda appeared with her parents Charles and Louisa on the 1901 Census of Montreal, Quebec. She was 10 years old, born 25 Nov 189- in Quebec. Her father had arrived from Scotland in 1870 and her mother from Ireland in 1895. The family was Methodist and her father was an accountant.4 
MarriageShe married William Robinson Bonnycastle, son of John Charles Bonnycastle and Harriet Everett, on 28 Apr 1908 in Manhattan, New York. They met at MIT where he was completing his Masters degree in Engineering. Information from the marriage index: William Robinson Bonnycastle, parents John C Bonnycastle & Harriet Everett; Ida Jane Henderson, parents Chas A Henderson & Louisa Wiess.1,2 
1921 CensusWilliam R and Ida Janet [sic] appeared on the 1921 Census of Vancouver, British Columbia, at 1950 Haro Street. They rented their 6-room wooden house for $65. William was 45, born in the USA, parents born in the USA, immigrated in 1907, naturalized in 1918. English origin. He was an engineer in the electric field, earning $2000. Ida was 31, born in Quebec, father born in USA, mother in Ireland, Scotch origin. They had one daughter, Mason Ann (9) and their religion was Church of England.5 
(Widowed) DeathHer husband William died on 7 Mar 1951.6,7 
DeathIda died on 7 Jan 1960 in San Diego, California.3
BurialMrs Ida Bonnycastle was buried on 20 Aug 1960 in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky. Inscription on gravestone:
Ida Henderson Bonnycastle / 1889 - 1960.8,9
Ida Henderson Bonnycastle
1889 - 1960
Cave Hill Cemetery
Last Edited20 Apr 2014


  1. Letters from William Robinson (Rob) Bonnycastle, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to J Kolthammer, dated beginning in 1990.
  2. New York Department of Health Division of Vital Statistics. Indexes to New York Marriages, 1866-1937. Text index online at, William Robinson Bonnycastle & Ida Jane Henderson, 1908.
  3. Index to California Deaths,, 1940-1997, compiled by
  4. Online image of the 1901 Census for Canada (Library and Archives Canada,, Quebec, Montreal, Montreal Saint-Laurent Ward, Page 7.
  5. Online image of the 1921 Census for Canada, viewed at British Columbia, Vancouver Center, SD 34 - Ward 1, Page 6.
  6. databases, Historical Newspaper Database. Image from Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar 1951. William R Bonnycastle Obituary.
  7. California Death Index, 1940-1997, compiled by State of California, Sacramento. Text index at Ancestry and FamilySearch."age 76."
  8. Burial Database for Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky, online, Section H, Lot 26, grave 4.
  9. Website Find A Grave (, Ida Henderson Bonnycastle, image of gravestone.